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 Rich Howells

VIDEO: FANtom Fest 2014 promo

Infect Scranton and the Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear have passed, but there’s still one more horror movie convention coming to NEPA before Halloween. FANtom Fest is a brand new con to be held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton Oct. 3-5. As the name suggests, the event is tailor-made for […]

 Chris Hughes

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Electrifying puzzle-platformer ‘Teslagrad’ is a welcome challenge

The hand-drawn graphics of “Teslagrad” are what initially drew me to the game, but the satisfaction of overcoming its charming-yet-wonderfully-difficult puzzles is what kept me playing. This is the unexpectedly challenging platformer you never knew you wanted. With just over 30 minutes clocked in the game, I had died countless times while poorly traversing chasms […]

 Chris Hughes

A time to smash: ‘Disney Infinity 2.0’ Hulk figure releasing Oct. 28

A time to smash: ‘Disney Infinity 2.0’ Hulk figure releasing Oct. 28

Bring on the superheroes, indeed. It looks like the anticipated second edition of Disney Interactive’s popular “Disney Infinity” series will release its Hulk figurine for all systems on Oct. 28, according to listings on gamestop.com. The game will be released on Sept. 23 for Nintendo Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, and Playstation […]

 Chris Hughes

New Nintendo 3DS XL designs play on nostalgia, upcoming titles

New Nintendo 3DS XL designs play on nostalgia, upcoming titles

The new designs for the 3DS XL revealed Sept. 10 by Nintendo during the GameStop EXPO in Anaheim, California play off of the company’s console gaming history and the success of its all-star fighting franchise. Nostalgic Nintendo fans may be drawn to the GameStop exclusive 3DS XL modeled after the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System controller, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Infect Scranton Dan ‘Leatherface’ Yeager signing, 09/05/14

PHOTOS: Infect Scranton Dan ‘Leatherface’ Yeager signing, 09/05/14

The annual Infect Scranton convention invaded the Backyard Ale House in Scranton on Friday, Sept. 5, offering a free autograph signing with Dan Yeager, who played Leatherface in 2013’s “Texas Chainsaw 3D.” Many fans came dressed up as zombies and other creatures of the night.

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II, 09/05-07/14

PHOTOS: Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II, 09/05-07/14

Two very talented local photographers, Robb Malloy and Tammy Heid, sent NEPA Scene these fun photos from the Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II convention at The Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre, which ran Sept. 5-7. Celebrity guests pictured include Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees in “Friday the 13th Parts 7-10,” “Hatchet”), Brad Loree […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA BlogCon returns in October, hosts Blog of the Year Awards

NEPA BlogCon returns in October, hosts Blog of the Year Awards

From a press release: Marking its third consecutive year, NEPA BlogCon, the region’s only blogging and social media conference, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11. Having received overwhelmingly positive feedback from sold-out audiences in past years, the convention will make its return this fall at Misericordia University (301 Lake St., Dallas) with a new […]

 Rich Howells

Jack Kirby limited edition beer benefits comic creators

Jack Kirby limited edition beer benefits comic creators

Comic book readers who also happen to be beer drinkers may want to take a day trip to the Shmaltz Brewery in Clifton Park, New York at the end of the month. The brewery will be celebrating what would have been the legendary Jack Kirby’s 97th birthday by releasing “King Kirby Ale” as part of […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Seven-minute extended preview of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ released

The new Disney-owned “Star Wars” universe will debut in theaters on Dec.18, 2015 with the release of “Episode VII,” but small screens will receive a first look into this brave new world with the debut of “Star Wars Rebels,” an animated TV show created in the same style of “The Clone Wars” series on Cartoon […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con, 07/20/14

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con, 07/20/14

The Scranton Comic Con was held once again at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel (700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton) on Sunday, July 20. For information on the next convention, visit the America’s Most Wanted Comics & Collectibles website.